Posts tagged: mushroom ketchup

Appreciating British Condiments

By , June 14, 2019

As Americans, we’ve all more or less been taught to disparage and mock English cooking. We all “know” that the British tend to boil everything, not the most flavorful way to cook.

Justified or not, our family has avoided British recipes for the most part.

We apparently make up for what we miss by doing so in our devotion to British condiments!

My love for British condiments begins with a food product greatly reviled by most Americans: marmite.

British condiments

Our favorite British condiments (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Mushroom Ketchup

By , September 2, 2016

Earlier this year, I got the urge to try making mushroom ketchup.

I knew from recreational reading that ketchup or catsup has been around for a long time. In the 1700s, it was mostly what we now call Worcester sauce, and mushroom ketchup. As a kid, this never sounded good to me, but as I grew up I learned to like mushrooms. After we moved to our area, where many varieties of highly-sought-after gourmet mushrooms literally pop out of the ground, the idea began to make my mouth water.

Geo. Watkins Mushroom Ketchup

The ideal: George Watkins Mushroom Ketchup

Recently, I found a recipe online, and gave it a try.

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